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    Sep 13, 2017, 12:55 PM - Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects -Roman's Graflex TFA Wannawanga parts! #401

    nice jigs! I was searching for infos on how to easily assemble the grips, this seems like a good solution
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    Sep 15, 2017, 11:41 AM - NeoRutty's Prop Projects -Roman's Graflex TFA Wannawanga parts! #402

    That looks fantastic! Real smart drill press bracket with accurate results!
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    Oct 3, 2017, 2:54 AM - Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects -Roman's Graflex TFA Wannawanga parts! #403

    So since moving I've had little room for my props, so a lot of the incomplete projects have got go in storage.

    Then one at a time I will take them out and complete it. No more of this 8 things on the go, never getting done crap.

    THAT SAID... one of the projects I had was to build my brother a TFA Rey Saber out of Roman's Graflex and Roy's Wanawanga parts. I think I got a D-ring off a junkyard run (I believe a run that's happening again)

    I took a long time to get it together, so I figured I'd put together a display of sorts. I went to Hobby Lobby in the US and got a couple of boxes - I think they were under 10 bucks each...

    Stained it. Weathered it a bit. Painted the brass, black (Cuz actual brass black didn't work)







    And so that's the way he's recieving it.

    How much was Propshop's Rey Saber?

    Cuz I'd rather have this any day.


    Next up I should finish weathering my Han ROTJ Blaster

    *All this stuff is so basic... but I'd want to see it, so.....
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    Oct 3, 2017, 12:32 PM - Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects -Roman's Graflex TFA Wannawanga parts! #404

    I love it El! Beautiful box.
    Maybe you should weather the brass pins a bit; just stick the whole upper part in a jar with some ammonia for half an hour.
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    Oct 3, 2017, 1:07 PM - Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects -Roman's Graflex TFA Wannawanga parts! #405

    NeoRutty said: View Post
    Painted the brass, black (Cuz actual brass black didn't work)
    Brass fittings like that generally have a clearcoat on them - you'd have to remove that first before any chemical solutions would work.
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    Oct 3, 2017, 1:22 PM - Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects -Roman's Graflex TFA Wannawanga parts! #406

    D48thRonin said: View Post
    Brass fittings like that generally have a clearcoat on them - you'd have to remove that first before any chemical solutions would work.
    Yeah I attempted to sand it brush then sand it off... never came out nice... just looked patchy (and not in a nice weathered way....)

    I then sprayed them with flat black to hide it and looked great.

    As for the box it's just a cheap box from Hobby Lobby, stained then weathered with black acrylic, then coated. Looks way better than I thought it would - though when you pick it up you realize how cheap it is. But then it's just for a display...

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    roygilsing said: View Post
    I love it El! Beautiful box.
    Maybe you should weather the brass pins a bit; just stick the whole upper part in a jar with some ammonia for half an hour.
    Well with the saber I gave my brother the option and he wanted it pristine (Of course)...


    but yeah, your clamp cover fit GREAT. holy crap I didn't think it would be that precise.
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    Oct 3, 2017, 5:41 PM - Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects -Roman's Graflex TFA Wannawanga parts! #407

    It's beautiful...
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    Oct 4, 2017, 7:40 AM - Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects -Roman's Graflex TFA Wannawanga parts! #408

    Looks great neo!


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    Oct 10, 2017, 1:53 AM - Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects -Roman's Graflex TFA Wannawanga parts! #409

    GIANT PICTURE DUMP! (and it will be a double post since this will go into the Obi Saber thread...)


    I can finally say this is finished! (Well unless I find a booster with a weld and clear exactra... I'll take those, heh)

    After my realtor threw out my exactra strip, I got a bit set back and then lazy about finishing after @mugatu hooked me up with a new one..

    So tonight I finally finished off the exactra and re-did my transistors to ones that looked better and matched. And that's it! It's finished.

    I also had did one of those cheap boxes for myself when I made one for my brother. Looks good to me.

    So thanks to @teecrooz for helping me get started on all this - the grenade auction that started this all was one of the more thrilling moments in my life, ha.
    @Edraven99 for the trades!
    @mugatu for hooking up the exactra.
    @Sym-Cha @Romansempire @Scuttjua @Jameskenobi for answering my queries as tried to find out all I could about this prop.

















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    Oct 10, 2017, 4:28 AM - Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects -Obi All Authentic Parts COMPLETE Pic Dump. #410

    Top marks, what a beauty.
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    Oct 10, 2017, 10:18 AM - Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects -Obi All Authentic Parts COMPLETE Pic Dump. #411

    Hey @NeoRutty ! Both of the lightsabers look GREAT! Super stoked to see another complete ALL REAL PARTS OBI-WAN KENOBI LIGHTSABER finished!!!

    Does your acrylic stand fit down within the Hobby Lobby boxes?
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    Oct 10, 2017, 12:09 PM - Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects -Obi All Authentic Parts COMPLETE Pic Dump. #412

    Your Obi-Wan lightsaber is truly magnificent! Well, honestly, all your builds are gorgeous. However, since I'm neck deep in Obi-Wan real parts hunting, seeing one finished so beautifully is very inspirational.
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    Oct 10, 2017, 6:38 PM - Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects -Obi All Authentic Parts COMPLETE Pic Dump. #413

    Great builds on the sabers and the boxes! You've inspired me to start( or restart) my hardware graflex now.
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    Oct 10, 2017, 7:28 PM - Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects -Obi All Authentic Parts COMPLETE Pic Dump. #414

    out standing job neo, well deserved!
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    Oct 10, 2017, 11:40 PM - Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects -Obi All Authentic Parts COMPLETE Pic Dump. #415

    What an amazing, beautiful lightsaber. Seriously, great work.
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    Oct 11, 2017, 4:15 AM - Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects -Obi All Authentic Parts COMPLETE Pic Dump. #416

    Very nice job!
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    Jan 11, 2018, 8:03 AM - Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects -Roman's Graflex TFA Wannawanga parts! #417

    [QUOTE=NeoRutty;4330462]


    I can finally say this is finished!

    Looks Splendid, congrats! Perhaps you could be of some assistance, I have machined 4 of my own sabers thus far and have turned my attention to Obi's ANH. I have been struggling with finding accurate dimensions to create the parts from, seeing that you have created an all authentic parts saber would you be able to assist me by providing some dimensions to work with?

    I have posted same question in multiple threads but no luck so far!

    Sam
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    Jan 11, 2018, 12:08 PM - Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects -Roman's Graflex TFA Wannawanga parts! #418

    [QUOTE=S Clark;4387250]
    NeoRutty said: View Post


    I can finally say this is finished!

    Looks Splendid, congrats! Perhaps you could be of some assistance, I have machined 4 of my own sabers thus far and have turned my attention to Obi's ANH. I have been struggling with finding accurate dimensions to create the parts from, seeing that you have created an all authentic parts saber would you be able to assist me by providing some dimensions to work with?

    I have posted same question in multiple threads but no luck so far!

    Sam
    Currently, due to fun life spiral, most of my stuff is in boxes right now...

    But online I've seen there are blue prints that have lots of measurements... They're out there if you do some detective work.

    Good luck!
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    Jan 11, 2018, 2:50 PM - Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects -Roman's Graflex TFA Wannawanga parts! #419

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    S Clark said: View Post

    But online I've seen there are blue prints that have lots of measurements... They're out there if you do some detective work.

    Good luck!
    I have seen those however they were created prior to knowing the actual parts in 2005, most of the dimensions were retrospectively assumed from pics meaning that they are not accurate.

    That is why I've been trying to engage those who have original parts sabers to help me out by providing dimensions where poss
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    Jan 11, 2018, 4:18 PM - Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects -Obi All Authentic Parts COMPLETE Pic Dump. #420

    Sam ... you need to check the threads you posted your inquiry ... some dimensions have been given already : https://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=275482&page=32 by parfaitelumiere and teecrooz

    Cha´m
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    Jan 12, 2018, 7:11 PM - Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects -Obi All Authentic Parts COMPLETE Pic Dump. #421

    DOPE!!!!!!!!
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    Jan 15, 2018, 4:49 PM - Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects -Obi All Authentic Parts COMPLETE Pic Dump. #422

    Sym-Cha said: View Post
    Sam ... you need to check the threads you posted your inquiry ... some dimensions have been given already : https://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=275482&page=32 by parfaitelumiere and teecrooz

    Cha´m
    Thanks for the link, however they haven't specified the dimensions fully on the posts. I have asked for blueprints they made but yet to here .
    I have made a CAD file and some brief drawings for emitter only, perhaps someone could check my dimensions and correct me where i'm wrong?
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    Jan 16, 2018, 5:03 PM - Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects -Obi All Authentic Parts COMPLETE Pic Dump. #423

    Well I measured my Roman's Empire BP ... which is based on a real female BP and on your second picture 39mm should be 40mm and the next 37mm should be 38mm. In your first picture 12.5mm should be 13.5mm ... as for the rest I don't have a digital caliper to measure those parts exactly but they seem pretty close. Hope that helps a bit Sam

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    Jan 17, 2018, 8:28 AM - Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects -Obi All Authentic Parts COMPLETE Pic Dump. #424

    Sym-Cha said: View Post
    Well I measured my Roman's Empire BP ... which is based on a real female BP and on your second picture 39mm should be 40mm and the next 37mm should be 38mm. In your first picture 12.5mm should be 13.5mm ... as for the rest I don't have a digital caliper to measure those parts exactly but they seem pretty close. Hope that helps a bit Sam

    Cha´m
    That's great, I will update accordingly. We're there any other measurements you could confirm were correct?
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    Jan 17, 2018, 12:36 PM - Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects -Obi All Authentic Parts COMPLETE Pic Dump. #425

    S Clark said: View Post
    That's great, I will update accordingly. We're there any other measurements you could confirm were correct?
    Yes the rest in your second picture of the front were all accurate. As member teecrooz said previously there are tiny variations in the BP's he has, so most of your other measurements are good to go make a 3D model

    Might I suggest creating your own thread when you start building your own OB1 ANH lightsaber ... it will certainly generate more members to chime in

    Cha´m

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